UK – Mill equipment manufacturing company Henry Simon has just delivered a new Mustard Mill for Colman’s one of the oldest existing food brands specializing in the manufacturer of mustard and other sauces.
The new `state of the art` mustard mill is located in Norfolk, UK and it succeeds Coleman’s former mustard mill manufacturing facility which was located at Carrow, in Norwich.
The mill, according to Condimentum Managing Director David Martin, was built following the decision to close the original Henry Simon built Colman’s Mustard mill in Norwich and invest in a new site.
The new mill produces mustard flour and other speciality products that are packed on site or processed in other facilities to produce mustard paste.
It also features a tin packing facility for their very popular dry mustard flour, frequently seen on UK supermarket shelves and for export around the world.
Henry Simon was the preferred equipment supplier partly due to a a tradition of partnership with the Colman`s brand dating back many years.
Henry Simon provided a turnkey package for the design and installation of the mustard mill from seed cleaning and preparation, milling and blending, through to small and large bag packing.
Also included was the provision of all seed and flour storage bins, mechanical installation, electrical installation and control system with Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) capability.
Henry Simon in a statement said that collectively the equipment supplied at the Norfolk facility provide the means to produce high quality finished products in a `state of the art` manufacturing environment.
Meanwhile at Norwich, the new owner of the former factory facility London-based Fuel Properties has announced plans to redevelop the 31-acre site into a mixed-use real estate complex that would house thousands of homes and 250,000 square foot of commercial and employment space and new leisure facilities.
Fuel Properties is reported to have pledged to pump £40m (about US$53.39 million) in redeveloping the site and anticipated to create more than 2,000 homes and 1,500 jobs.
“The site has been a manufacturing site for 160 years and has contributed significantly to the history of Norwich since it was first constructed by the Colman family in 1850,” said Darryl Flay, founder of Fuel Properties.
“I am determined that we celebrate this history and inject new life into the site, making this area a sought-after location for business, culture and homes and one which brings a whole host of new benefits to those living and visiting Norwich City.”
Founded in 1814 by Jeremiah Colman, Colman’s is famous for a limited range of products, almost all varieties of mustard.
The company has been owned by Anglo-Dutch multinational consumer goods company Unilever since 1995.
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